Carrier Route

Address Information

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US Postal mail containing carrier route codes can be pre-sorted to the carrier route level to take advantage of pre-sort postage discounts. A carrier route is the address group that the USPS uses to aid in the delivery of mail. This is a combination of 9 digits. The first 5 digits are the zip code, then one letter for the type of carrier route, and then the last 3 digits are the carrier route code.

CDYNE's PAV API includes carrier route data as part of its Postal Address Verification solution. Click here for a full list of all PAV return values.